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Mar 1, 2024 - 6:22:31 PM
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donc

Canada

7423 posts since 2/9/2010

Over the short years I have had the internet I've found some interesting reports on Youtube. I still find a few good answers on how to fix things, how other people think,, and how some people may interpret the current news. I wouldn't buy much of anything based upon many of the recent reports. It seems like they allow any unknown expert who professes to know more than any of the mainstream media agencies. As a matter of fact a lot of it seems to be what somebody would like to hear as opposed to any form of established truth. Welcome to the backbone of social media.

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:10:23 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

71804 posts since 10/5/2013

I have a YouTube account,, I watch music on that platform, how-to vids, & sports highlights. I avoid politics - I’ve always considered politicians a small step above used car salesmen.

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:15:14 PM
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Owen

Canada

14850 posts since 6/5/2011

I listen to it most days ... bluegrass ["Ocoee parking lot bluegrass" is one of my favourites].  Other than that, it's an occasional DIY procedure for something or other [so long as I can pick one that gets down to it and not spend 3/4 of the time droning on about what the procedure is going to be... if I ever get finished droning on about it.]

Edit: Oh, and some basic banjo techniques (?) with the same ^^ criteria being applied.

Edited by - Owen on 03/01/2024 19:26:00

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:40:37 PM

61937 posts since 12/14/2005

Sure.
Post my banjo videos there, too.
And like Owen said, I listen to people talking about stuff, while reading my e-mails or such.

Mar 1, 2024 - 8:10:20 PM

Paulf

Australia

3559 posts since 2/1/2012

I use youtube a lot for music, how to, and also watch a fair few motorcycle clips.  I have noticed that there are a lot of thumbnails that try and get you to click on them (the higher the views, the more money they can earn) by having titles to bait people such as some important just died and guess what happened to this celebrity.  Hopefully one day youtube will clamp down on them.  I also use an adblocker as I don't think I could handle watching anything with the amount of crap ads they show.

Paul

Mar 1, 2024 - 9:05:52 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27885 posts since 6/25/2005

Pretty much what Chuckv97 said. I watch building demolition videos and music; how-to with cameras and computers. None of the purported news and news analysis stuff. No politics of any viewpoint. I stick to web versions of newspapers for that.

Mar 1, 2024 - 9:09:34 PM

12696 posts since 8/22/2006

I watch to learn guitar stuff from complete songs to guitar licks. With YouTube today there is no wondering where all these young hotshot guitar virtuoso are coming from. If YouTube had been around when I was growing up maybe all my vinyl albums might have been in better shape.

Mar 1, 2024 - 10:11:57 PM

14941 posts since 1/15/2005

All the time!

Mar 1, 2024 - 11:05:21 PM

40892 posts since 3/5/2008

It is a good tool...

Mar 1, 2024 - 11:39:47 PM
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3007 posts since 2/4/2013

I watch interesting channels like Veritasium, Bad Gear, RobWords, Map Men, Keen on Keys and lots of music stuff. I see news stuff down the side but it generally looks stupid and worth avoiding.

Mar 1, 2024 - 11:53:36 PM

6180 posts since 12/20/2005

I like to watch old football games and boxing matches. I will occasionally watch some of the old WWll movies from that time frame.
There are geographical videos from all corners of the earth. Many locations have indescribable natural beauty.
A lot of good music too.
No political material though. It’s there
I just don’t want to see it

Mar 2, 2024 - 2:09:54 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27885 posts since 6/25/2005

As I noted in another thread, YouTube has more than 14.4 billion osts. So there’s something for everyone,

Mar 2, 2024 - 3:50:14 AM

4756 posts since 4/29/2012

How to videos. Snooker. Comedians. James O'Brien. Banjo players... The only time I see the crazy darker side is when following a link posted here.

Mar 2, 2024 - 4:28:13 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

29975 posts since 8/3/2003

I seldom watch U-tube, but if I need to learn how to do something, I'll look at a couple of videos to see if it makes sense to me and if I can do it. Occasionally I'll listen to some bluegrass music. Normally, I just ignore it.

Mar 2, 2024 - 5:10:40 AM

7639 posts since 7/24/2013

I watch poker livestreams on it a decent amount, it’s still great for fixing stuff, and for some reason I like watching videos of drunk people reacting poorly to DUI arrests.

Mar 2, 2024 - 5:47:30 AM

4053 posts since 9/9/2010

I pay for the YouTube premium account and listen to mostly finance and Tesla/car videos during the four hours in my car commuting each day. Sigh.

The premium account gets rid of the ads and you can make playlists.  

When I am just watching YouTube, it's mostly music. I love that you can see concert footage and interviews and all kinds of stuff.  Back in the day, getting a bootleg tape of a live concert was exciting.  You can now watch the entire performance from decades ago.  It's truly amazing. 

Edited by - JMalmsteen on 03/02/2024 05:50:24

Mar 2, 2024 - 6:35:53 AM

BobbyE

USA

3470 posts since 11/29/2007

I watch it for music and hobby/interest related stuff. Not news, etc. Also good for DYI projects if the person knows what they are talking about.

Bobby

Mar 2, 2024 - 7:38:28 AM

RB3

USA

1984 posts since 4/12/2004

I use it all the time. It's a great resource for just about anything other than rhetoric.

Mar 2, 2024 - 9:45:53 AM
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3734 posts since 4/5/2006

Different strokes for different folks, I reckon. However, IMNSHO, rhetoric is the art of speaking without really saying much about anything, which is all over subscription TV. Not that YouTube is lacking in that respect, but if you know how to find it, you can at least find rhetoric to your liking.

Edited by - monstertone on 03/02/2024 09:50:55

Mar 3, 2024 - 5:46:30 AM
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rinemb

USA

16150 posts since 5/24/2005

Yep, I spend quite a bit of time on that site. Auto trouble shooting, banjo (mostly in my early days), listen to music, watch a few documentaries and movies, food cooking, and for tge last few years-much time viewing silversmithing and jewelry making vids. I should check the number of views and the comments on my 15 year old instructional and sales pitch on Cajun Triangle. (Please do not rush to buy one. My elbow blew out and I am out of business!) ;-). Brad

Mar 3, 2024 - 6:25:25 AM

229 posts since 12/9/2018

We use YT quite a bit in our house, mostly for music, mountain bike content, and educational purposes.
It can be an incredibly useful resource, but like most things on the internet there’s a fair amount of garbage. If you click on garbage, the YT algorithm will put more garbage in your feed. Same with the stuff you’re interested in; that’s the way the system works.

Mar 4, 2024 - 6:02:07 AM

1256 posts since 3/7/2006

I've found helpful tips for repairing my vehicles. Also, I love to watch most of the travel or "walking" videos posted while walking through an international city or town. The more different we are, it seems the more we are all the same.

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:14:24 AM
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109 posts since 6/6/2015

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I have a YouTube account,, I watch music on that platform, how-to vids, & sports highlights. I avoid politics - I’ve always considered politicians a small step above used car salesmen.


Chuck, My father owned a used car lot for many years.  This was in addition to his "real" job.  I would place him above any politician I ever met.

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:25:14 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

71804 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Realbluegrassfan
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I have a YouTube account,, I watch music on that platform, how-to vids, & sports highlights. I avoid politics - I’ve always considered politicians a small step above used car salesmen.


Chuck, My father owned a used car lot for many years.  This was in addition to his "real" job.  I would place him above any politician I ever met.


My apologies for stereo-typing used car salesmen,, and for dissing ALL politicians. 

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:28:48 AM

3007 posts since 2/4/2013

I have also learned to repair a banjo neck, set a Presto tailpiece, put on a skin head, solder electric guitar contacts and do a couple of car repairs by watching Youtube videos.

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:02:50 PM
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J e f f

USA

3822 posts since 12/16/2009

I watch Chuck's videos on YT.

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